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After trawling the Northern Broads for over ten years, we've decided to go down south over Spring Bank. Our only reservation is the choice of overnight moorings. We never use public moorings (or pub moorings etc.) overnight and have got to know probably all the quiet "informal" moorings up north. Are we likely to find the same sort of moorings on the southern side?

Also, any advice for both services and places to visit would be welcomed.

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There are stacks of informal mooring from Herringfleet up to Geldeston on the Waveney. On the Yare above Cantly there are a good few, with charming mudweighting on Bargate & Surlingham Broads.

However, should you visit Geldeston a quiet waddle up to the Locks might induce you to spend the night there, excellent ale and fodder, their fish and chips is more like whale and chips!

The Waveney above Beccles is arguably the most charming river in Broadland.

The Waveney River Centre is worth a look, the Church there is fascinating but the overnight charges are not. Good stop off for a lunch time bevvy though.

Jenny Morgan,

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How far downstream to the tides become a factor when mooring. I've only visited Redham by car once, and the tides looked far worse than say, Stracey Arms.

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Hi Bounty, yes the tides at Reedham can be scary, but they can also be a great help. A few years ago i moored a 46ft Faircraft boat (Entrepreneur) in a 49ft gap by holding it against the tide and walking it in sideways, all withough the aid of a bow thruster (and more by luck than judgement it has to be said) but if you obey the bible and bring it in against the tide and take everything easy it's not that bad, just remember to leave enough rope if you moor at the top of the tide.
As to the reach of the tidal effect, about as far as Cantley, if memory serves, on the Yare itself, above there it's not as pronounced, having said that there is still a tidal rise and fall as far as Norwich.

Chris J

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HI Bounty, from asking and reading i understand that, moorings are few before the pub at Cantley[ the Red House, i think?]also the high and low water times are approx three and a half hours after GYYS the rise and fall is about 2ft 9in at Cantley, i would purchase the great fact filled, Complete Guide To The Broads, its got loads of info,high/low water etc in it mate, have a great time, cheers,Paul

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Loads of good quiet places to moor in 'the south', we hardly ever go 'north'.
Often stop over in the stretch leading to Rockland Broad, quiet spot just before reaching Bramerton to name just two.
Many of the pubs do have good moorings that often are not busy, but please don't tell everyone.

Cheers,
Tim

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Hi Bounty
Like Tim I spend a fair amount of time down South.
Their are plenty of good Public moorings that do not get to busy also the Wavenay from Burgh St Peter  to Geldeston has plenty of spots to stop in the country.

You do need to watch the tides more than up north but as Chris states you can use them to your advantage

It is a lot less busy and even in high season you can go for a good while without seeing anything else moving

Ray

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Looking at similar moorings to those in the North I would suggest Langly Dyke, Pyes Mill and Brundall Church Fen as well. Yes they are public moorings but out of the high season can be very quiet.

Bill...

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Thanks for the info, folks. Any recommendations for services (we will certainly need a pump out).

Thanks again.

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brooms at brundall charge to empty full tank of waste and including the blue stuff £12

what was that you said son "you just riped the rubbing strip of the transom" Mad

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